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September 29 2005 By virtueonline CONNECTICUT priests sue Smith and Griswold...TAC news...Diocesan news...more

The civil suit follows months of theological dispute and hostile actions by Bishop Smith, who stands in "opposition to traditional Christianity and Anglican teaching," according to the rectors of these churches.

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September 22 2005 By virtueonline NIGERIA makes big move...Williams must choose...CofE in trouble...ECUSA news...

2. In doing so, the Church of Nigeria has not pre-empted Canterbury's seat of honor in the Communion, but it has made "communion with the see of Canterbury" a second-order matter -- as it always should have been. Combined with Abp. Akinola's other statements about the Church of England, it seems clear that the Church of Nigeria is prepared to break communion with a mother church that has compromised the substance of the classic Reformation faith.

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September 14 2005 By virtueonline Primates see clash of world views...ECUSA News...more

What is happening is this: The recent birth of the Council of Anglican Provinces of the Americas and Caribbean (CAPAC), inspired by the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA), lead to the creation of a body that will "enable coordination, cooperation, collaboration, and communication, and to encourage mission as well as resource theological education and ministry of the Gospel in the Caribbean and the Americas." Lofty ideals, but certainly attainable.

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September 08 2005 By virtueonline KATRINA Reveals Compassion...NW Texas Bishop and local news...

The Katrina hurricane that struck New Orleans and three Gulf states has taken a heavy toll not only on the people of the area, but on the psyche of a nation. Over 84 percent of those affected were people of color, doubling the guilt and making the apparent ineptitude of the authorities, who took an inexcusably long time to deal with the crisis, look even worse. It is a nightmare disaster without parallel in U.S. history.

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August 31 2005 By virtueonline The High Lives of Bishops...Sex book advocacy...Diocesan News...more


By David W. Virtue

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As the Episcopal Church slowly crumbles with fleeing orthodox priests and parishes and with churches closing in revisionist dioceses (see today's Diocese of Iowa story), so the temptation to raid the coffers, as the ship slowly sinks, grows greater with each passing day.

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August 24 2005 By virtueonline WAR IN ECUSA HEATS UP...Florida...Ct...LA...more...

But the plain truth is, if we choose to ignore Scripture at one point in history there is no stopping what we might want to ignore or change in Scripture if, at any other period in history, the cultural mood so suits us. It is a devilish argument, and it is being played out in one Episcopal diocese after another as bishops waver on sexuality and the finality of Scripture's being authoritative and choose the cultural mandate because a majority of ECUSA's House of Bishops says so.

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August 17 2005 By virtueonline LA BISHOP LOSES...Florida bishop begins siege...Lutherans say no to sodomy..more

The second event was the opening salvo in what looks to be a protracted battle between Bishop John Howard in the DIOCESE OF FLORIDA and seven faithful, orthodox parishes; and the third was the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's vote Friday to reject non-celibate gay clergy from being ordained to the priesthood, demanding that homosexual clergy must remain celibate.

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August 09 2005 By virtueonline TENSIONS RISE, stay or leave?...Priest deposed...UK gay priests revolt...more...

Those who have already left the Episcopal Church for greener spiritual pastures like the AMIA, REC, TAC, Orthodox or Roman Catholic churches now berate those who stay and ask the question, "Why do you stay in such an apostate church?"

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August 03 2005 By virtueonline Akinola Blasts Williams...9 bishops go after Ct. bishop...ECUSA news...more

The Nigerian primate, who heads the largest Anglican province in the world, ridiculed the policy by asking the Church of England bishops if they were intending to place cameras in the bedrooms of their clergy. He said that Rowan Williams, the archbishop of Canterbury, and his church should now face disciplinary action.

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July 26 2005 By virtueonline 19 bishops meet...CofE faces gay clergy crisis...Ft.Worth seeks Panel..Ct.more..

But now the situation has been since Dromantine, put by orthodox Primates of the Global South, that the decision is up to the Episcopal Church General Convention and the Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada whether these two provinces will choose to walk with us or choose to walk apart. The onus is on them, not on the orthodox who just wish to remain faithful to the church's received teaching.

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